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Astro Crops

Your Mission: Follow the development of three plants for 12 weeks to explore germination and plant growth.  If astronauts are going to settle on the Moon, or explore further reaches of our Solar System, they …

Astro Food

Your Mission: Identify which plants are suitable for growing in space as a good source of nutrition for astronauts. Food is one of the most important parts of our lives because it provides the fuel …

Astro Farmer

Your Mission: Investigate which factors affect plant growth, and relate these factors to growing plants in space. All the things we take for granted on Earth are either absent or different in space. In space, …

Reduced Gravtiy, Low Fat

Your Mission: Discover the fat content of a meal and formulate a balanced meal using fat content information. As astronauts travel to the moon, Mars, and beyond, the need for nutritionally balanced meals becomes even …

Bionic Hand

Your Mission: Explore the anatomy of the hand and build a bionic hand from cardboard. In a near future, it is expected that crews of astronauts and humanoid robots will work together to exploit space. …

Taste in Space

Your Mission: Explore taste sensations on the tongue and experiment to see which senses influence taste. For astronauts, all their food and drink needs to be carried to the International Space Station (ISS). Eating is …

Robotic Arm

Your Mission: Design and build a robotic arm to perform some simple tasks. To help out in space, scientists have designed and used robotic arms for years. On Earth, scientists have designed robotic arms for …

Microbial Box 2: What’s in your Petri?

Your Mission: Sample, grow, and investigate the microorganisms around us. Microbiologists have found that microbes can live just about everywhere, even on us! We have trillions of microbes inside and outside of our bodies. Run …

Microbial Box 1

Your Mission: Investigate the relationship between microorganisms and many every day products. Microbes live everywhere, including outer space! Scientists have reported that some germs on the International Space Station can increase to a higher number …

Hydration Station

Your Mission: Explore the importance of hydration and identify the signs of dehydration. Since our bodies are made up of 50 to 70% water, it is essential to drink plenty of fluids to keep our …

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